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A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun.

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Mika (as Kô Shibasaki)
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Storyline

While hunting in the forest, Lord Asano of Ako and his samurai find a young half-breed and take him with them to live in the castle. Several years later, Lord Asano holds a tournament to welcome the Shogun to Ako. The night after the tournament, Lord Asano is bewitched into hurting Lord Kira of Nagato, and is punished into committing seppuku by the Shogun. Realizing that it was a Lord Kira's evil plot, the samurais and the half-breed sets out for revenge against the Shogun's order. Written by Immanuel A.

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This Christmas, seize eternity.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images, and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 December 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

47 Ronin: La Leyenda del Samurai  »

Box Office

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$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,869,000 (USA) (27 December 2013)

Gross:

$38,297,305 (USA) (31 January 2014)
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This is Carl Rinsch's directorial debut. See more »

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Mika is awoken by the witch and told that Kai has been killed. The witch sticks a knife into the floorboard beside Mika's head. It is shown from different angles, however, when the witch is leaving the room, the knife is lying on a pillow. In the next shot, the knife is once again stuck in the floorboard. See more »

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Narrator: Ancient feudal Japan, a land shrouded in mystery, forbidden to foreigners. A group of magical islands home to witches and demons. A nation of rival provinces whose lords were ruled by a shogin whose will is absolute. Peace in the realm is kept by the samurai, master swordsmen tasked with protecting their lord and their province at all costs. Should a samurai ever lose of fail his master, he suffers the greatest shame in all Japanese society. He becomes a ronin. And yet, to know ...
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Honor is the central theme
25 December 2013 | by (Denver Colorado) – See all my reviews

As this is a fantasy retelling of a historic event it takes liberties. However, for me it was about Honor above all else. I left the theater not only entertained and with a sense of pride in the story telling. As a veteran it resonates what I felt when we finished what we had to accomplish. I did not read the reviews going into today's viewing, however after I seen it I read the reviews and I think they got it wrong. This movie is very good with a lot of understatement and sometimes it gets fanciful but does not takeaway from the story telling. I believe if you go a see it you will be surprised how good it is.


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